I am tall and thin (6'5"/215 pounds). I am 31 and have a stressful job. I don't do drugs, I quit smoking (2 packs a night). Little fried food. I cut out coffee, soda and juice. I essentially drink gatorade and water all day. Mostly wine at night. I eat really well with lots of fruits and vegetables and salads. I never put salt on my food. I DONT exercise much. I already look like I have a swimmer's build- somehow I just do. Though I drink more than most people, I have dramatically reduced my alcohol consumption. (Cut out hard alcohol and only drink wine and beer). When I was drinking a bottle of vodka a night my blood pressure was 180/100. My blood pressure after 2 weeks of much less drinking is still high- 162/100.
I intend to start hitting the gym again.
Are there any herbs that lower bp? I read on yahoo answers that cinnamon works. Is this true? Also, will meditation group classes lower my bp? I hate taking drugs, has anything worked for you guys?
Also, can listening to techno/trance raise bp subconsciously?